A. Taylor Harvie, III
The Amelia County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce that we have selected Armistead Taylor Harvey, III as the new County Administrator. Mr. Harvie is a lifelong resident of this community who served on the Board of Supervisors from 1992 to 2005. He is currently the owner and operator of Coverly Farm in the County and operates Coverly Company, a real estate appraisal firm.
While a member of the Amelia County Board of Supervisors, Mr. Harvie helped develop standards for the operation and monitoring of the Maplewood Landfill and served for 14 years as a member of the Landfill Advisory Committee. He has served on the Heartland Regional Council. While serving on the Amelia County Board of Supervisors, he was a part of the building of a new elementary school, a renovation and addition to the middle school, and the conversion of the former Amelia County High School building into county offices. He was instrumental in the development of the county utilities system and created a helped staff the County Parks and Recreation Department.
Mr. Harvie currently serves as the chairman of the Amelia County Electoral Board and is a former board member of the Richmond Red Cross and the Saint Francis Hospital Advisory Board. He is married to Pamela Anderson Harvie and is the father of three children and the legal guardian of two other children. He is a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Amelia.
His employment was approved by the Amelia County Board of Supervisors at their January 19th meeting. Mr. Harvie will begin his work for Amelia on February 1st.
Franklin D. Harris, Chairman of the Amelia County Board of Supervisors made the following comment concerning Mr. Harvie`s appointment : “ After a search lasting for five months, the Board of Supervisors has determined that the County will be best served by appointing one of our long time residents , Mr. Taylor Harvie, III, as our next administrator. The Board feels that Mr. Harvie has a unique combination of government experience and local knowledge to lead this community. We know that the Amelia community will join us in welcoming Mr. Harvie to his new position and work with him and us to move this community forward in this difficult economy. “
Posted on: 11/21/2013 04:48 PM
November 20, 2013 - Board of Supervisors Meeting Report
Regular Board Meeting –7:00 pm in the General District Courtroom
The Meeting opened with an Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance.
The meeting Agenda was approved.
The Board approved minutes from the October 16, 2013 Regular Board Meeting.
The Board approved the Treasurer’s Accountability Balance Sheet, Revenue Summary, Expenditure Summary Report, and the AP Check Register.
A supplemental appropriation was requested by the Sheriff’s office of $1,250.00 from the Forfeited Asset bank account to use in an ongoing investigation. This request was approved.
David Whitaker, Director of Community Development, gave the report of current VDOT activity for the County. Mr. Whitaker reported that VDOT had completed the hard surfacing of Mills Lane and Mills Court.
A resolution was adopted that turned the following roads in Section 3 of the Amelia Estates Subdivision over to VDOT for inclusion into the State Secondary Road System: Arabian Lane and Morgan Lane.
Yvonne Harris was appointed to represent District 2 on the James L. Hamner Library Board of Trustees.
No one spoke during the public hearing for the Amelia Parking Ordinance. The Board approved an ordinance to address parking violations. The ordinance will allow the establishment and collection of fines and establish procedures for contesting citations for unlawful parking, and authorize towing of illegally parked vehicles.
A resolution was approved to support Piedmont Court Services in their efforts to receive legislative support for state funding of pretrial services for the counties they serve.
The Board approved a donation of $3,500 to the Food Pantry to be used to obtain a walk in freezer to store perishable items.
Mr. Harvie informed the Board that the Regional Heartland Authority is currently working with an aquaculture business who wishes to locate in the Heartland Industrial Park in Keysville, VA. Mr. Harvie stated there may be jobs generated by the new business.
A resolution regarding Amelia County’s decision to opt out of the Virginia Local Disability Program was approved by the Board.
Under the Consent Agenda, it was reported that the Waste Management Host Fee Check for the Month of October was $48,101.22.
Better Cable Systems, Inc. is a full service telecommunications construction company who has expressed interest in the possibility of providing services to the County.
The County Administrator received an invitation to attend the 125th Anniversary Banquet of Branches Runn Church. Being unable to attend, a letter was written on behalf of the Board of Supervisors, Administration staff and the Citizens of Amelia County offering congratulations on their Church Anniversary Celebration.
Mid-Atlantic Broadband will be hosting a luncheon at Charlie’s Waterfront Cafe' from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. on November 22, 2013.
The Board received a schedule from Dewberry on the proposed Courthouse Study.
A letter from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports that the Gypsy Moth Suppression Program indicated there were no Gypsy Moths in Amelia County.
Madeline’s House November/December news letter addresses safety tips for abuse victims, shelter blessing/dedication, the Steve Ferguson Memorial Golf Tournament and the Madeline’s House Angel Tree.
The Social Services Profile Report for Amelia County indicates that 24% of the population of Amelia County currently receives food stamps and 20% receives their medical services from Medicaid.
Mr. Harvie asked Board members to consider putting the monthly Board Book on the County web site.
The Board agreed to put the monthly Board Books on the County’s web page.
Supervisor Jones commented on the success of Crossroads Community Services. Supervisor Barnard asked about the audit report. Ms. Cave stated there was a possibility the report would be ready for the December meeting. Supervisor Harris commented on a recent audit on Piedmont Senior Services. He reported that the organization continues to move in a positive direction.
At 7:50 pm, having no other business, the meeting was adjourned.
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